Mo Farah breaks indoor world record

February 22, 2015 12:30 am
A
pre-race row over a lack of competition may have spurred on at
the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix as he shattered the two-mile world
record.
Fellow Team GB runner Andy Vernon hit out at the strength
of the field on Twitter during the week, sparking an argument between
the two.

Farah subsequently claimed that the animosity between
the pair dated back to an incident when Vernon questioned his
nationality after the double Olympic champion won European 10,000m gold.
But
the Somali-born ace forgot that to clock eight minutes 3.40 seconds on
Saturday – almost a whole second better than Kenenisa Bekele’s previous
indoor benchmark.
“This means a lot to me,” Farah told BBC Sport.
“I love representing my country, giving something back to all the
people. Unbelievable.
“It was amazing. Training’s been going well. I knew I could go close but I hadn’t raced in so long.
“The crowd got really behind me – I’m so pleased. It was an amazing atmosphere.
“So many people have asked me when I was going to beat a world record. I really wanted to do it. Thank you, everyone.”
Vernon
magnanimously tweeted after the race: “Everything aside that was a
cracking run @Mo_Farah. Congratulations on the new WR.”

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